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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it; (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color;

Usage examples (36)
  • Bureaucratic mummification in red tape
  • Scientists acknowledge that most natural mummification is produced in the absence of water and in the presence of soil that is salty, or rich in nitrates and aluminum.
  • Mummies of the World will feature natural mummification, which is when a body was accidentally put through the process.
  • We were excited to see the Egyptian "mummification" exhibit. for more
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